London attack: Thames woman Andreea Cristea’s family overwhelmed by ‘love’ – BBC News

Image caption Andreea Cristea was on holiday with Andrei Burnaz

The family of a Romanian woman who fell into the Thames during the course of its Westminster attack say they have been overwhelmed by “love, supporting and respect” for her.

Andreea Cristea, 29, was on holiday with boyfriend Andrei Burnaz, when they were driven at by Khalid Masood on London’s Westminster Bridge.

In a statement, the couple’s families told Ms Cristea was still in a critical but stable condition in hospital.

Commemorative events take place afterward for the four people killed a week ago.

Police officers and hundreds of members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association are among those expected to join together on Westminster Bridge to mark the two attacks.

Linking hands

The Metropolitan Police Federation told people planned to connect hands across the bridge from the south to the north at 14:40 – the time the attack began.

Similar events are being staged in Sheffield, Birmingham, Leeds, Leicester and Manchester.

Masood killed three people when he drove his hire auto into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge.

After crashing, he then fatally stabbed PC Keith Palmer outside Parliament, before being shot dead by police.

Commons Speaker John Bercow has told MPs that two reviews are to be held, examining security and Parliament’s response to the incidents.

A preliminary report into how the perimeter of the parliamentary estate is secured and protected will be published by the end of April, and a review into the “lessons learned” from the response will report back by the end of June.

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